Health Care Debacle Tarnishes McConnell’s Image As One Of Capitol’s Most Cunning Strategists
The setback raises doubts about the Senate majority leader's ability to deliver now that Republicans are actually governing.
The Associated Press:
Crumbling Health Bill Dents McConnell Image As Top Tactician
When the banner Republican effort to scuttle and rewrite President Barack Obama's health care law crumbled this week, the falling debris popped a hefty dent into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's image as a dauntless legislative tactician three chess moves ahead of everyone else. (7/19)
Health Care Collapse A Blow To McConnell
The failure of Obamacare repeal marks Mitch McConnell’s lowest point as Senate GOP leader. Despite having a Republican in the White House, full GOP control of Congress and seven years of campaign promises — “pulling out Obamacare root and branch,” as the Kentucky Republican famously declared — McConnell acknowledged this week that he didn’t have the votes to even start debate on replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act. (Bresnahan and Everett, 7/18)